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Question: i can not send to large mail groups

Since I have updated to High Sierra I can not send email to large groups. I get an error message saying select a server to send the mail.

Power Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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Mar 5, 2018 8:59 AM in response to CT In response to CT

I have selected several different servers and none will work. I did not have a problem until I updated to High Sierra. I have found out that if I make a group with about 10 to 15 email address then I can send to that group. I have been able to send out to a group that had 60 email address.

Mar 5, 2018 8:59 AM

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Mar 5, 2018 9:00 AM in response to Delmer Cox In response to Delmer Cox

Go to the Mail menu > Preferences > Accounts to review the server information for the account you are attempting to send mail from. If you can give some more information, such as what your current settings are and who your email account provider is, I would be happy to offer more specific assistance.

Mar 5, 2018 9:00 AM

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Mar 5, 2018 9:09 AM in response to 2399 In response to 2399

I have gone to an Apple web page that told me how to set up my servers. I am using the iCloud server and that is what I have selected. Account information: Status on Line, description iCloud. Email address: Delmer Cox coxd@mac.com.The account is enabled.

Mar 5, 2018 9:09 AM

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Mar 5, 2018 5:27 PM in response to 2399 In response to 2399

Here a 3 screen shots of my email server preferences. Like I have said I did not have any problems sending to a group of emails that I have been doing for years until I upgraded to High Sierra. I just sent out a test message to the group that I have been sending to for some time and the message went with no problems. Not sure what is going on or if someone at Apple has made some changes to the iCloud mail server.


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Mar 5, 2018 5:27 PM

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Mar 6, 2018 9:24 AM in response to Delmer Cox In response to Delmer Cox

Are you saying you were able to send out the test email with no problems? Assuming you used the email you’re having trouble with and were able to get it through with no issues, it sounds like the problem fixed itself. If I’m misunderstanding then I think your next step to get past this problem is looking into mail contact groups. Check out this link for information on setting that up: https://support.apple.com/guide/contacts/email-a-group-adrb475c5d8d/mac. Are you sure the issue stems from the number of contacts you have added to the email? It looks like you have mail drop enabled, so you should be able to send fairly large files, but keep in mind the roughly 5GB limit. Your server settings look all good to me, so I would say that probably isn’t the problem.

Mar 6, 2018 9:24 AM

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Mar 6, 2018 9:39 AM in response to 2399 In response to 2399

I was able to send an email to the group that I have been having trouble with. I do not know what has changed but it appears to be working now. It bothers me that it was not working and now it is and I did not make any changes on my end. So I guess my problem has been fixed. I do not send out files larger than 5GB. Thanks for your help.

Mar 6, 2018 9:39 AM

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